Preston, Maryland

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Population in 2017: 709 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +25.3%
Males: 306  (43.2%)
Females: 403  (56.8%)
Median resident age:

35.0 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 21655.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $73,529 (it was $48,125 in 2000)
Preston:

$73,529
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,164 (it was $20,617 in 2000)

Preston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $227,669 (it was $104,400 in 2000)
Preston:

$227,669
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $230,429; detached houses: $230,366

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,344.

March 2019 cost of living index in Preston: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.0%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Preston, MD (2010)
    • 63688.5%White alone
    • 446.1%Black alone
    • 192.6%Two or more races
    • 81.1%Asian alone
    • 71.0%Hispanic
    • 30.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Other race alone

Races in Preston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Preston, Maryland as of October 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Preston is 61 to 1.


Crime rates in Preston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(146.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(173.3)
1
(171.2)
1
(154.6)
2
(291.5)
1
(146.0)
1
(146.0)
1
(137.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(693.2)
4
(684.9)
4
(618.2)
2
(291.5)
3
(438.0)
3
(438.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(1,733)
5
(856.2)
12
(1,855)
4
(583.1)
6
(875.9)
3
(438.0)
1
(137.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(342.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(437.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(137.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(137.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)152.5143.8148.4137.094.9121.244.1

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Crime rate in Preston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Maryland average:

2.64
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Ancestries: American (32.6%), English (14.4%), German (10.5%), Irish (9.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), British (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1892

Elevation: 53 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,264 people per square mile   (low).

Preston, Maryland map

25 residents are foreign born (0.3% Europe).

This town:

2.7%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,446 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,005 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (48.4 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (56.2 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (97.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Choptank, MD (1.7 miles),
Hurlock, MD (2.5 miles ),
Secretary, MD (2.7 miles ),
Federalsburg, MD (2.7 miles ),
East New Market, MD (2.8 miles),
Trappe, MD (3.0 miles ),
Williston, MD (3.0 miles),
Easton, MD (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 38.71 N, Longitude: 75.91 W

Area code: 410

Distribution of median household income in Preston, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Preston, MD in 2017
Preston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2005: 28 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $260,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $144,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Preston, MD residents
Average permit cost in Preston, MD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Maryland:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+4.2%).
Most common industries in Preston, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Truck transportation (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.2%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.0%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Preston, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.7%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.2%)
  • Legal support workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Preston, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Preston, Maryland average temperatures Preston, Maryland average precipitation Preston, Maryland humidity Preston, Maryland wind speed Preston, Maryland snowfall Preston, Maryland sunshine Preston, Maryland clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2017 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.147
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.368. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.368
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.51. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.51
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00401
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Preston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Maryland state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.8 miles away from the Preston town center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the town center caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Preston-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 305.5 miles away from Preston center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 371.6 miles away from Preston center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 134.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Caroline County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Preston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Preston:

  • ADVANCED DIALYSIS CENTER - EASTON (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; EASTON, MD)
  • THE PINES GENESIS ELDERCARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EASTON, MD)
  • DAVITA - EASTON (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; EASTON, MD)
  • WILLIAM HILL MANOR HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EASTON, MD)
  • CAROLINE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • CAROLINE CNTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • CAMBRIDGE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CAMBRIDGE, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Preston:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 28 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Salisbury University (about 31 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 33 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 37 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 37 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 39 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 39 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)

Public elementary/middle school in Preston:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Preston: Preston Branch Library (A), Preston City Hall (B), Preston Volunteer Fire Company (C), Preston Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Preston include: Bethesda United Methodist Church (A), Chapel of the Epiphany (B), Immanuel Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethesda Cemetery (1), Preston Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Preston: Preston Lions Club Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Caroline County Historical Society Inc (Museums; 3395 Linchester Road).

Birthplace of: Nick Woodward - NASCAR driver.

Caroline County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Preston and their reported violations in the past:

U5 FOODS - BETHLEHEM (Address: 21926 DOVER BRIDGE ROAD , Population served: 604, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2011), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-13-2011), St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (3 times from AUG-17-2010 to AUG-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010)
TOWN OF PRESTON (Address: 105 BACKLANDING ROAD , Population served: 566, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
PRESTON AUTOPLEX (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2006)
PRETTYMAN MANOR MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2006)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
WORM MLC YELLOW HILL KITCHEN (Address: 5680 NEWTON RD , Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-24-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (7 times from JUL-16-2012 to MAY-11-2014)
WAYNE QUIDAS MLC FRAZIER NECK (Address: 6370 BELL CREEK ROAD , Population served: 28, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2009)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Preston that have no violations reported:

  • WORM BROS MLC YELLO HILL WASH (Address: 5680 NEWTON RD , Population served: 42, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAYNE QUIDAS MLC BELL CREEK (Address: 6370 BELL CREEK RD , Population served: 29, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

72.0%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Preston (2011 data):

  • Provident State Bank, Inc.: at 312 Main Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.4 mil, Deposits: $213.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Psb Holding Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Preston:

Marital status in Preston, MD
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in Preston:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Maryland average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Preston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Preston, MD (based on Caroline County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,65230
Mainline Protestant3,42225
Catholic2,5853
Black Protestant1,4537
Other17-
None21,937-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Caroline County:

11.3%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Caroline County:

17.0%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.2%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.7%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Preston:

17.3%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

17.1%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.5%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Preston:

53.7%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.3%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Preston, MD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$4,455$53,4600$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,391$28,6921$1,306
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,222
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 2$6,846$41,0762$2,528

Preston government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $124,000 ($174.89)
    Water Utilities: $99,000 ($139.63)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($101.55)
    General - Other: $72,000 ($101.55)
    Police Protection: $46,000 ($64.88)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($18.34)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($9.87)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($8.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($7.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($5.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($5.64)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $127,000 ($179.13)

Preston government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $108,000 ($152.33)
    Other: $3,000 ($4.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($5.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($1.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $17,000 ($23.98)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($1.41)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $81,000 ($114.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000 ($28.21)
  • Tax - Property: $281,000 ($396.33)
    Other License: $3,000 ($4.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($2.82)

Preston government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $98,000 ($138.22)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,000 ($115.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,000 ($22.57)

Preston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,170,000 ($1650.21)

6.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Maryland average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Talbot County, MD  1.18% ($43,547 average AGI)
from Queen Anne's County, MD  1.02% ($46,797)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.84% ($56,267)


6.76% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Maryland average:

7.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Talbot County, MD  0.93% ($43,966 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, MD  0.92% ($35,043)
to Queen Anne's County, MD  0.75% ($47,755)

Businesses in Preston, MD

  • FedEx: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Preston:

  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Preston:

  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WINX-FM (94.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: CWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WCEI-FM (96.7 FM; EASTON, MD; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCEM-FM (106.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING L.C.)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRNR-FM (103.1 FM; GRASONVILLE, MD; Owner: EMPIRE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Preston:

  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • Preston, Maryland
  • Fatal accident count12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Maryland average
  • Fatal accident count4884
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents7349
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1753
  • Fatalities5370
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents12307
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents495
See more detailed statistics of Preston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.2mTotal length
  • $354,000Total costs
  • 19,185Total average daily traffic
  • 1,481Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,959Total future (year 2020) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Preston)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2.2 Mi Sw Of Md Rt 331 On Popular Neck (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.948000), Call Sign: WNFW607,
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.412 MHz, 862.412 MHz, 863.412 MHz, 864.412 MHz, 865.412 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2001, Expiration Date: 10/04/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2011, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 3 Mi N On Gaines Warf Rd (Lat: 38.764000 Lon: -75.877444), Call Sign: WZE608, Licensee ID: L00047577,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/1999, Expiration Date: 07/06/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/26/2004, Registrant: Ronnie Steenken, 23667 Gilpin Pt Rd, Preston, MD 21655, Phone: (410) 673-7947
  • PRESTON, Rear Of 225 Noble Ave - North Side Of Main Street, 100 Yrds. East Of Noble Ave. (Lat: 38.711972 Lon: -75.904917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 36.5 m, Call Sign: WQAS399,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.100 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2014, Expiration Date: 07/28/2024, Certifier: Bryan C Ebling, Registrant: Caroline County Emergency Services, 9391 Double Hills Road, Denton, MD 21629, Phone: (410) 479-2622, Fax: (410) 479-4200, Email:
  • Lat: 38.702000 Lon: -75.877583, Call Sign: WQSC350,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.337 MHz, 451.412 MHz, Grant Date: 08/29/2013, Expiration Date: 08/29/2023, Certifier: Richard Garrett, Registrant: State Of Maryland - Doit, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032, Phone: (410) 697-9685, Fax: (410) 333-5163, Email:
  • Lat: 38.706639 Lon: -75.889083, Call Sign: WQWF770,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2015, Expiration Date: 08/10/2025, Certifier: William L Tarbutton, Registrant: Teltronic, Inc., 2016 Windsor Drive, Salisbury, MD 21801, Phone: (410) 742-1185, Fax: (410) 860-0430, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PRESTON ELEMENTARY S, 225 Main Street (Lat: 38.710889 Lon: -75.905583), Type: Building, Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQND760,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17760.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2011, Expiration Date: 01/03/2021, Certifier: James D Mccormick, Registrant: Commisioners Of Caroline County, 411 Franklin Street, Denton, MD 21629, Phone: (410) 829-4778, Fax: (410) 479-0668, Email:
  • PRESTON WATER TOWER, Corner Of Wright Street And Maryland Ave. (Lat: 38.712639 Lon: -75.909806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 55.8 m, Call Sign: WQNF433,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19320.0 MHz, 19480.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2011, Expiration Date: 01/19/2021, Certifier: James D Mccormick, Registrant: Commisioners Of Caroline County, 411 Franklin Street, Denton, MD 21629, Phone: (410) 829-4778, Fax: (410) 479-0668, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4
  • 2.2 Miles Sw Of Md Rte 331 On Popular Neck Road (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.947972), Call Sign: KNKC290, Licensee ID: L00009119,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.5600 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004, Registrant: Dover Radio Page, Inc., 2000 Northwood Drive, Salisbury, MD 21801, Phone: (410) 749-2337
  • 2.2 Miles Sw Of Md. Route 331 On Poplar Neck Road (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.947972), Call Sign: KNKC939, Licensee ID: L00009119,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.425 MHz, Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999, Registrant: Dover Radio Page, Inc., 2000 Northwood Drive, Salisbury, MD 21810
  • On Poplar Neck Rd., 2.2 Miles Sw Of Md Route 331 (Lat: 38.720111 Lon: -75.947972), Call Sign: KNKM443,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.810 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: Randy K Murray, Registrant: Blooston Mordkofsky Dickens Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5520, Fax: (202) 828-5568, Email:
  • S Side Of Grove Rd 2800' W Of Md Rt 16 (Lat: 38.754000 Lon: -75.889083), Call Sign: KGC602,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.630 MHz, Grant Date: 08/14/2018, Expiration Date: 07/01/2028, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Preston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: FISHER FLYING PRODUCTS FP-303 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 146BC , Serial Number: 3229, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 10/21/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 05/26/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce W Clendaniel, 6359 Harmony Rd, Preston, MD 21655
  • Aircraft: BEECH C23 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2118W , Serial Number: M-1491, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 08/04/2017
    Registrant (Individual): John B Wegner, 21676 Dover Bridge Rd, Preston, MD 21655
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 35059 , Serial Number: 6064, Year manufactured: 1940
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond M Wessells, Rfd 1, Preston, MD 21655

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 37. The highest number of reported fires - 63 took place in 2007, and the least - 9 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Preston, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (44.4%), and Outside Fires (37.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Preston, MD
    • 27944.4%Structure Fires
    • 23737.7%Outside Fires
    • 8112.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 314.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Preston, MD
Most common first names in Preston, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4874.5 years
James4372.5 years
Mary3575.6 years
John2774.0 years
Robert2669.0 years
Charles2570.6 years
Margaret1779.5 years
Ruth1576.1 years
Anna1583.2 years
George1375.6 years
Most common last names in Preston, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1775.3 years
Todd1775.1 years
Taylor1574.7 years
Thomas1473.9 years
Friend1376.9 years
Adams1173.6 years
Frase1172.3 years
Green1174.0 years
Wright1080.1 years
Collins1076.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Preston, MD
  • 63.8%Electricity
  • 21.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Preston, MD
  • 58.7%Electricity
  • 41.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Preston compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Preston on our top lists:

  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Europe (population 500+)"
There are 5 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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